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(US/sc) College intends to build kosher, vegetarian dining facility

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    [Cistern Yard] If the name Marty Perlmutter isn’t already on your radar, it should be. Perlmutter is a New Yorker, son of Jewish immigrants, former
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 3, 2013
      [Cistern Yard]

      If the name Marty Perlmutter isn’t already on your radar, it should
      be. Perlmutter is a New Yorker, son of Jewish immigrants, former
      Philosophy Chair at the College and has been a faculty member since
      1979. He also happens to be the current director of the Jewish Studies
      Program, and by Fall 2014 he will have a building on campus to
      commemorate his lasting legacy at the College.
      ...
      The expansion will include the creation of a new dining hall geared
      toward the kosher-observant and vegan/vegetarian eaters at the
      College. Students with special eating needs will have a new option to
      consider.
      ...
      It is this, the strict ethical laws inherent in Jewish law, that make
      ethical eating, vegetarianism and even veganism a type of subgroup
      that plays into Jewish identity. Alex Hoff, a Jewish senior at the
      College, doesn’t necessarily think that a dining hall designated to
      vegetarian and kosher needs will specifically attract more Jews or
      ethically minded students to the College. Currently, the College has
      about 700 Jewish students, but this is not reflected by the number of
      students who show up to the weekly kosher dinners provided by Hillel
      at the College.

      “Most American Jews I know that… keep kosher and now attend college
      are more than willing to eat non-kosher certified dairy outsides their
      houses… Jews that only eat kosher certified [everything] often do not
      attend college but instead religious studies institutions (yeshivas).
      That being said, having a vegetarian kosher cafeteria doesn’t mean
      very much to me, and I don’t think it will intrinsically attract more
      Jews to the school.”

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      full story:
      http://site.cisternyard.com/2013/03/03/college-intends-to-build-koshervegetarian-dining-facility/

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